May 21, 2024

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Eleven years after Fukushima: Japan is building a new type of nuclear reactor

Japan continues to rely on nuclear power with a new generation of nuclear power plants. (archive image)

Industrial group Hitachi and its US partner General Electric are looking to develop a new type of light water reactor, Japanese business newspaper “Nikkei” reported on Friday.

Safety issues that contributed to the 2011 meltdown at the Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima Daiichi as a result of the earthquake and tsunami will be addressed in a targeted manner. Earlier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group announced plans to develop a new light water reactor.

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